Archive for month: August, 2011

Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Defined


28 August, 2011 | Lithotripter

What Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy is Used For Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is the most commonly prescribed treatment for kidney stones. The technique uses shockwaves to break up stones, so that they can easily pass through the urinary tract. Most people can resume normal activities within a few days. Complications of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy include blood in [...]

How Digital Tomosynthesis is Used


18 August, 2011 | Tomosynthesis

What is Digital Tomosynthesis? Digital tomosynthesis is a technique of generating images of slices through the body using a general radiographic X-ray system with a direct digital radiography detector. This is accomplished by obtaining a large, representative number of low-dose acquisitions across a range of projection angles of the X-ray tube. Currently, tomosynthesis is an [...]

All About X-Rays and X-Ray Tubes


14 August, 2011 | X-Ray Tubes

The History of X-Ray X-rays are capable of penetrating some thickness of matter. Medical x-rays are produced by letting a stream of fast electrons come to a sudden stop at a metal plate. It is believed that X-rays emitted by the sun or stars also come from fast electrons. The images produced by X-rays are [...]

The Advantages of Cone-Beam CT Scanners


8 August, 2011 | Cone-Beam CT Scanners

How Cone-Beam CT is Superior Computed tomography imaging, also known as computed axial tomography scanning, involves the use of rotating x-ray equipment, combined with a digital computer, to acquire images of the body. Using CT imaging, cross sectional images of body organs and tissue can be produced. Though there are many other imaging techniques, CT [...]